The Washington Redskins new name and Redskins new logo are in the news.
Update: The new name will be the Washington Football Team.
Firstly, the Redskins have been under fire to change the team’s nickname. Which is deemed to be offensive to Native Americans.
Under renewed pressure. This due to the recent protests in the country, the team announced that it will “undergo a thorough review” of the nickname.
Secondly, “In light of recent events around our country. Feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks,” the statement said.
“… We believe this review can and will be conducted with the best interest of all in mind.”
In a statement issued on Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league has had “ongoing discussions” with Snyder. Also, was “supportive of this important step.”
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On Thursday, FedEx, which has naming rights to the team’s stadium, requested the team change its name. Sponsors Nike and PepsiCo also reportedly are under pressure to sever ties with the team unless it changes its name.
“We have been talking to the NFL and sharing our concerns regarding the name of the Washington team,” Nike said in a statement Friday. “We are pleased to see the team taking a first step towards change.”
Change the Mascot, a group that has long advocated for Washington to change its team name, said in a statement that a change should be announced right away. What is the Washington Redskins new logo?
“In conclusion, there is no reason not to immediately announce that the team is changing the mascot. Since any real review will lead to the inevitable conclusion that the deeply offensive and racist name of Washington’s NFL team must go now,” Change the Mascot leader Ray Halbritter said.